Have you hit a dead end with your weight loss goals, even though you've tried to do everything right? If so, there could be a surprising reason. Clean eating and exercise are vital parts of a healthy lifestyle. But ready to be shocked? Your sleep quality is just as important. Proper sleep is a vital lifestyle contributor to your weight loss success. You must become as dedicated to fixing your … [Read more...] about Sleep and Weight Gain: The Surprising Connection
I’ve talked many times about how weight loss comes down to more than just calories. That’s why starving yourself tends to lead to short-term results. Much of your weight loss success comes down to balancing your weight loss hormones. Now, I’m not talking about your reproductive hormones. I’m talking about the hormones that are responsible for storing fat, and controlling your appetite. These … [Read more...] about Your Weight Loss Hormones. How to Make Them Work!
Thinking about hitting the gym to get yourself bikini body ready for the summer? Good going!. Motivation can make you or break you. So if you're able to push past motivation hurdles, then you're well on your way to success. Here's the thing. Your mind is a muscle that needs to be worked too. And it's easy to overlook that this is the very muscle that might be holding you back from your health … [Read more...] about Workout Motivation: You Got This!
You won't lose weight without breaking a sweat. But even if you're hitting the gym on a regular basis, you might eventually reach a weight loss plateau. Why? Because your body has gotten used too used to your workout routine and needs something new. For instance, you need to mix plenty of strength workouts in with all your cardio. Taking part in a few different gym classes and sports will help … [Read more...] about Get Sweaty: How to Bump Up Your Workout
(Photo Credit) Every year it seems like there’s a new exercise craze. It's great to diet and exercise. But there’s nothing better than a run if you want to get into shape. It works your whole body. And you can do it for free. Just make sure to watch your form. You don't want to injure yourself. So follow these four simple steps to avoid running injuries. (This is a collaborative post and … [Read more...] about 4 Ways To Avoid Running Injuries
(This is a collaborative post and contains affiliate links) Are fitness and health things that you only have to worry about when you’re old? Of course not. We have to prepare for our later years. New reports suggest that the percentage of the population over 60 will rise to 17 percent by 2050, We all need to be thinking about how to stay fit and healthy long after middle age. People who don’t … [Read more...] about Sixty Can Be The New Thirty For Fitness
Here’s a little truth bomb about me. While I’ve been passionate about healthy eating for years, the workout end of the equation never came easy. But back in December 2016, I decided I was going to conquer this exercise beast once and for all. And while it has been challenging, it’s also been so rewarding. And that’s why I want to talk about YouTube workouts today. Full disclosure: I got in … [Read more...] about Great Women’s YouTube Workouts: From Beginner to Advanced
I’m not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Not that I’m not a fan of change for the positive. I just think change is a gradual progression rather than an overnight transformation. However, I believe that New Year’s day can be a great symbolic jumping point to commit to the process of growth. And that’s why I put together a list of these New Year’s day activities. They will help put you … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day Activities to Blast Into Your New Year’s Goals
I’ve gotten into running this year. Seriously, if you’d told me a year ago that I’d be running on a regular basis, I’d of been like, “stop it!” Rude, I know. But I would’ve never believed you. I’ve always avoided running until now. I'd embraced exercise, but not cardio. And one of the things that really helps me get moving on my most lazy days is my 80s and 90s playlist. Quite frankly, I like … [Read more...] about My Favorite Songs to Sweat to From the 80s and 90s
I talked a couple of months ago about my experience with a childhood illness and everything I’ve overcome physically. But here’s something that's been vital to my recuperation. I've realized that I have to approach exercise like little kids approach playing. Boredom is the enemy. And exercise classes should feel like recess instead of work. There are people who just love the feeling of their … [Read more...] about Boredom Crushing Exercise Classes to Bust Through Workout Blahs